Pallone’s chief of staff joins Anbaric wind power firm

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone’s chief of staff was named the new president of New Jersey projects for a Massachusetts-based developer of offshore wind transmission systems.

Janice Fuller will join Anbaric as president of the New Jersey OceanGrid, which will focus on offshore wind projects that are part of Gov. Phil Murphy’s goal of developing 3500 megawatts of offshore wind by 2030.

“Developing an open access transmission system for offshore wind will be a critical component of helping New Jersey reach its 3500 MW goal by 2030,” Fuller said. “Anbaric has the expertise and know-how to help get this done, especially because it’s already built two buried transmission lines in New Jersey. I look forward to working with elected officials, business and labor leaders, and environmental stakeholders on a reliable, cleaner and more energy efficient future for New Jersey.”

Anbaric has already worked in and near New Jersey on a 660 MW project that connects through Ridgefield and works with Public Service Electric & Gas’ systems.

“Meeting New Jersey’s offshore wind goal requires vision, strategic thinking, management skills and an understanding of how the state’s businesses, labor organizations, and environmental advocates can join to reach — and exceed — the 3500 MW objective,” Clarke Bruno, lead partner for transmission at Anbaric, said. “Janice understands this. Her experience while working in Congress and state government makes her uniquely qualified to lead our work in New Jersey. We are excited to have her on board.”

Prior to working for Pallone, Fuller also worked in Gov. Jon Corzine’s administration and led the New Jersey Democratic State Committee.

“Anbaric is committed to helping New Jersey reach 3500 MWs of offshore wind — and we believe its potential is far greater,” said CEO Edward Krapels. “We want to be a leader in the New Jersey market for the next decade and beyond and Janice positions us to do that. She will oversee our work building the transmission infrastructure to develop a thriving offshore wind industry in New Jersey.”